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jsanders 08-30-2009 04:55 AM

Your thoughts on a Saiga 410 for home defense.
 
Is a saiga 410 ok for home defense. Not alone but with a pistol or 2 and an AR and/or M1. I was looking at the 12 ga saiga but the 410 would be a lot more fun to shoot.

I mean, I'm getting an AR! That should support my insecurity, right?

CA357 08-30-2009 06:05 AM

Just my opinion, but I wouldn't use a .410 for home or self defense. I have a short barreled 12ga. loaded with 00 buckshot within arms reach of my bed and a .357 in the nightstand.

My battle rifle is an M1 Garand. My SHTF sidearm is a 1911. If I have to use a firearm under a worst case scenario, I want what I hit to go down and stay there.

Gojubrian 08-30-2009 07:24 AM

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Originally Posted by jsanders (Post 152925)
Is a saiga 410 ok for home defense. Not alone but with a pistol or 2 and an AR and/or M1. I was looking at the 12 ga saiga but the 410 would be a lot more fun to shoot.

I mean, I'm getting an AR! That should support my insecurity, right?

Better than some not all.

You use what ya got!

BigByrd47119 08-30-2009 08:15 AM

.410 slug is the equal of a .45 (I belive). I doubt anyone would want to be on the reciving end of one. Especailly in the 3" chamber type. Probably not the best gun for HD but I dont feel outgunned when I have mine sitting out! Even more so in hollow point. I'd prefer a 12 or 20g w/buckshot. If its what ya got, then make the best of it!

Virginian 08-30-2009 09:09 AM

Seeing as how my first line of defense is a 5 shot 357 revolver, I would be pretty stupid to say no. Unless my house backed up to a paramilitary gang's headquarters I would say a 410 with all that back up would be fine.

Mark F 08-30-2009 12:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jsanders (Post 152925)
Is a saiga 410 ok for home defense. Not alone but with a pistol or 2 and an AR and/or M1. I was looking at the 12 ga saiga but the 410 would be a lot more fun to shoot.

I mean, I'm getting an AR! That should support my insecurity, right?

There is nothing wrong with a .410, especially since you have better weapons available. Saiga make excellent weapons and a .410 would be fun to shoot!

BigByrd47119 08-30-2009 06:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Mark F (Post 153016)
There is nothing wrong with a .410, especially since you have better weapons available. Saiga make excellent weapons and a .410 would be fun to shoot!

lol, .410's are a absolute blast to shoot! :D

OldYeager 10-24-2009 02:23 AM

Like others have said, the 410 is really fun to shoot. And in a pinch can be adequate for HD. For years, I kept one in the corner of the bedroom. It was a singleshot, but I had one of those ammo sleeves slipped over the stock. I had a selection of slugs, buckshot, and birdshot right there on the gun. And it could be 'primed' really quick. I have a link to a good story about using the 410 with slugs on deer. Lists Pros and Cons. But really has some useful info.

Link > Whitetail Deer hunting with 410 slugs

jsanders 10-24-2009 03:29 AM

I love this! I was out today and just messing around. I had the 410 with 000 buck shot with me...oh...and i had a couple beer cans.

I put them on some lumber I threw away awhile back. At 35 ft it went though the wood...5 and 1/4 (i have no idea how to write that). 4 clean holes through the target in a 3 inch group. 1 shot.

Knock down? Yeah I think so. And the poor cans...holy moly.

Think about multiple targets in your hallway, what 15 or 20 ft? They wouldn't have a chance.

RMc 10-24-2009 03:41 AM

Use 00 or 000 buckshot in your .410
 
Federal, Winchester and S&B all make 00B or 000B loads for the .410
At indoor home defense range, any of these will stay on a paper plate size target. A man hit by four (.36 caliber / 70 grain) 000B pellets in the chest, will not be concerned about the gauge of the gun from which the pellets were fired!

A reliable semi-automatic .410 , particularly one fed by a detachable magazine, would be a formidable close range defense weapon.


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